The Poynter Center

Studying ethical issues in American public life

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is dedicated to exploring intersections between ethics, media, and public institutions. The center's interdisciplinary approach to research, teaching, and critical inquiry fosters collaboration among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools, as well as with members of the wider community.

The Poynter Center is an academic center in IU's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs.

Poynter Chair Inaugural Lecture

On Oct. 6, Roger Cohen, New York Times columnist and Poynter Center Chair, presented "False equivalence: Is media balance a trap in an atypical election?" The event took place in the Moot Court Room at IU Maurer School of Law.

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The Poynter Center board is the intellectual backbone of the institute, ensuring the intellectual coherence of the center’s activities and initiatives. The board also serves as the nominating committee for the Poynter Chair.

Board members